Affordable Skip Hire in Porthmadog

If you are cleaning the loft, having some building work done or tidying in the shed, hiring a skip is a quick and easy option to throw out all of your unwanted rubbish. If you are looking to get a cheap skip hire firm in Porthmadog, we can help.

We offer skips for waste disposal projects of any size. Whether you need a mini skip for a basic tidy up or even a large builders skip for soil and stone, we can offer a wide selection suited to projects big or small.

We deliver skips to homes and businesses based in Porthmadog and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you are, we can provide a trusted and cheap skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Hiring a skip with us is simple. Our online booking system lets you pick from a complete selection of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size skip you will want to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size guide to see the amount of waste each size can hold.

Porthmadog Skip Hire FAQs

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can typically keep your skip for up to 14 days from the date that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you will have the option of offering a preferred collection date when placing your order.

Otherwise, just let us know when you have finished with the skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the following working day.

It can take a little while longer to pick up your skip during busy times, however we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.

What is classed as a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the common skip which is hired in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is perfect for most building jobs, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the biggest size which you can use for hefty waste like garden soil, concrete, stone and rubble.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Porthmadog?

In most circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you would like your skip to be placed on land outside of your business or home, you will have to secure permission from the local council in Porthmadog, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we would be happy to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less issue to worry about. The council will charge a fee for your skip license, plus you should be aware before booking that getting the permit can often take up to two working days.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Porthmadog?

Hiring a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery postcode to see the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Porthmadog. Pick the size you wish to hire, and confirm if it will be delivered on your own property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

Once your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all of your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

How long will it take to get a skip in Porthmadog?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We can usually give you a following day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, since to be on public property (for example a road), you will have to get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of several factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it turning up in a AM or PM slot.

Am I able to have a skip which has a drop door?

If you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is designed for disposing of heavy building and demolition waste, as it can be pushed in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop door, though they are less common. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a container with a drop door is delivered.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are huge commercial scale skips that are used predominantly within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them great for businesses that generate large volumes of waste materials.

What is the cost of skip hire in Porthmadog?

This depends upon the size you require and if you require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To receive an immediate price for skip hire in Porthmadog, simply enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a number of different sizes to match various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is good for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a good choice for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial waste disposal task to sort out, a builder’s skip might be the best option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label indicates, they are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building waste, including clay and stone. But they can equally well be used for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We also supply 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For additional information about all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Do I need to be there when the skip is going to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be in when anyone delivers something to your house. That allows you to ensure there is access for your delivery, and the skip can be placed precisely where you want it.

The same thing goes if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not present.

Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What happens to the rubbish once the skip is collected?

The contents of the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer centre. Here the contents will be segregated by machines and also by hand into various waste streams, like metal, plastics, hardcore and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is always to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

Am I allowed to throw all kinds of waste in a skip?

You are able to put a wide array of waste types into your skip. This includes timber, tile, metal or concrete from a property clearance. Shrub and bush clippings, dirt and rock from garden jobs are permitted as well. Dated cabinets from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also be thrown in the skip.

However, there are a few items that you are not allowed to put in a skip due to the potential environment or health risks they can trigger.

You can not throw out your freezer, computer monitor or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these things consist of hazardous elements in one kind or another. They must be discarded separately from normal waste.

Should you require hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to organise a separate service for this material. Feel free to get in touch for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you might be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.

Can I load the skip higher than level load mark?

No, you must only fill your skip up to the level load line. Piling waste up over this line would make it dangerous to move, and you could be told to get rid of the surplus waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or any other objects to increase the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and it can also make it overweight.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in my skip?

No, you can not dispose of old or broken electronic waste products in a skip. This includes items like printers, microwaves, dishwashers, fridges and televisions. Electric items can’t be thrown in a skip because they can contain dangerous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

Can you deliver skips across Gwynedd?

As well as delivering our range of skips to Porthmadog, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Gwynedd. By utilising our network of local and national skip hire companies, we provide you with a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to Porthmadog, Dolgellau or Y Bala, we have got it covered.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire businesses to supply skips to our clients in Porthmadog and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner businesses are approved and tested to guarantee they meet our standards for cost, customer service, recycling and reliability.

How much waste will fit in a mini skip?

If you have a small quantity of rubbish to dispose of, a mini skip could be the perfect solution. What size is called a mini skip is different from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they provide.

The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the particular size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for domestic tasks like modest DIY projects and shed clean ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

Other areas covered include Dolgellau, Y Bala, Bangor, Harlech, Barmouth, Bethesda, Rhosgadfan and Beaumaris.

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